Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are scheduled to box again.
Paul and Fury have been booked twice prior, with Fury having to pull out due to an injury and then an issue with getting into the United States. After that, Paul said he was uncertain if he would try and make the fight again, Fury also said he had unfinished business with Paul.
The fact of the matter is there’s unfinished business here and this fight needs to take place, because how can he be serious about fighting if he’s never fought a boxer before?” Fury said back on The MMA Hour last January. “How can he be serious about this? He keeps referring to the UFC. If he wants to go and fight in the UFC, don’t put on a pair of boxing gloves again and go and fight in the UFC. Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never ever fought one.
“Make no mistake, that’s the fight I want next,” Fury continued, “and I’ll always be checking in with my team every single day to see where we’re up to with that. But there comes a time where I have my own career. My goal still isn’t changed. My goal is to be a champion in this sport. And believe it or not, fighting Jake Paul, it doesn’t give me that at all. Fighting Jake Paul will never make me a champion in boxing. So Jake Paul, yes, it’s a great fight. It’s a big fight. But it doesn’t really make me achieve my dreams.”
Although Paul was hesitant to make the fight, Ariel Helwani first reported the fight with Paul and Fury has been agreed to on February 25 in Saudi Arabia. Since then, multiple outlets including ESPN confirmed the fight is on.
Jake Paul (6-0) is coming off a decision win over Anderson Silva back in October in the biggest fight of his career. Prior to that, he had back-to-back wins over Tyron Woodley, with the second fight being by KO after the first was a split decision. He also has KO wins over Ben Askren, Nate Robinson, and YouTuber AnEsonGib.
Tommy Fury (8-0) fought in November in an exhibition match in a fight Paul commentated on which added hype to this matchup. In his pro career, he doesn’t have any notable wins of note but did beat Anthony Taylor by decision on the same card Paul edged out a split decision win over Tyron Woodley.
Who do you think will win, Jake Paul or Tommy Fury?